DISPATCHER

Location
20148
Posted
Jun 28, 2017
Closes
Sep 21, 2017
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
JOB STATUS:  OPEN POSTING DATE:  06/28/2017 CLOSING DATE:  09/20/2017 POSTING NUMBER:  P168887TRA LOCATION:  DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION POSITION TITLE:  DISPATCHER QUALIFICATIONS:  

Graduation from high school and experience in operating school buses; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the following knowledge, abilities, and skills.



  • Proven self-starter, dependability and trustworthiness

  • Considerable experience in school bus operational/dispatcher related work

  • Working knowledge of school bus operations

  • Work knowledge of school locations, county roads, and general geography

  • Ability to adjust service schedules; maintain records; obtain and relay accurate information; and work well under pressure of deadlines

  • Ability to operate two-way radio and standard office equipment such as personal computer, typewriter, and calculator

  • Ability to drive a school bus

  • Good human relations, organizational and communication skills, patience, tact, and sound judgment

  • Virginia Commercial Driver’s License with appropriate endorsement

JOB DESCRIPTION:  

This is a responsible position in LCPS Dispatch Center. An employee in this position works as a team member with other dispatchers to fulfill the communications needs of LCPS and other County agencies. Such employees are responsible for all communications functions for school bus services, emergency calls, burglar alarms, fire alarms, as well as routine maintenance calls. An employee in this position also coordinates office, garage, and driver communications regarding staffing, substitutions, and daily operational adjustments.  This position is technical in nature, requiring regular supervision, and routinely interacts with other employees, agencies, and citizens.  Independent judgment is often used with established procedures to varying situations, referring only unusual or unresolved problems to a supervisor.  This position handles all emergency calls to fire/rescue/police from school vehicles and school facilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Responds to calls, both telephone and radio, advising of the necessity for a substitute bus, driver, or attendant, and arranges for replacements

  • Responds to calls, both telephone and radio, pertaining to facility hazards, accidents, or other facility operational problems

  • Operates a two-way radio console

  • Maintains operations status board

  • Performs switchboard duties

  • Ability to handle all communications through the dispatch center

  • Performs related work as required

OTHER INFORMATION:  OUTSIDE APPLICANTS MUST UPDATE THEIR APPLICATION TO INDICATE WHICH POSITION(S) THEY ARE APPLYING FOR.

CURRENT LCPS CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES MUST SUBMIT AN INTERNAL APPLICATION AND LETTER OF INTEREST FOR EACH POSITION IN WHICH INTEREST IS EXPRESSED.  THE LETTER OF INTEREST MUST INCLUDE THE JOB NUMBER AND PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (PID).

IF YOU HAVE NOT SUBMITTED A NEW RESUME WITHIN A YEAR AND/OR CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE, PLEASE SUBMIT AN UPDATED RESUME.

JOBS CLOSE AT 12:00 PM ON THE CLOSING DATE.

APPLY TO:  

Department of Human Resources and Talent Development

SALARY:  

Classified Position, Level 12

Salary Range: Refer to

12 Month Position, 8 hours per day

 

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